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Video: Panasas HPC Storage — Simplicity and Performance


In this video from the HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference, Jose Carreira from Panasas presents: Panasas HPC Storage — Simplicity and Performance. “NAS products for technical enterprise and research environments must deliver fast time to results and efficiently and linearly scale to extremely high levels of aggregate performance. While performance is critical, performance that comes at the expense of manageability can hamper workflows and impact productivity.”

IBM Powers Cancer Treatment Molecular Profiling for Caris Life Sciences


Caris Life Sciences is using IBM technical computing and storage technology to accelerate molecular profiling services for cancer patients.

Fibre Channel Aligns with NVM Express Over Fabrics Spec for SSDs

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Today the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) announced plans to ensure Fibre Channel fabric connectivity using the upcoming NVM Express Over Fabrics standards specification.

Protecting the Future of Data Archives


“A complete examination requires looking at everything from interfaces to archive formats. No matter what anyone tells you, there is data that does not need to be on primary storage, and with the exponential growth of data, some of which might not be used for years, there is a need for archiving data—and for making sure that you’ll be able to access it and use it long after formats and interfaces have changed.”

New Object Storage Alliance to Foster Business Insight


A group of leading technology vendors today announced the launch of the Object Storage Alliance. With a goal to promote advanced technologies that allow organizations to drive informed decisions, the Object Storage Alliance hopes to help users glean insights and maximize the business value of their information.

NCSA Adds 20PB to World’s Largest File Repository


Today Spectra Logic announced that NCSA has increased the capacity of the Spectra tape libraries that support the Blue Waters project, which is one of the world’s largest, most powerful supercomputers. The NCSA expanded its tape active archive capacity with the recent addition of 20 petabytes, and cited Spectra’s high performance, ease of use, affordability, scalability and excellent support received during the organizations’ two-year partnership.

Is ZFS on Linux Ready for Prime Time?


“Sharing a common code base with other Open ZFS platforms has given ZFS on Linux the opportunity to rapidly implement features available on other Open ZFS platforms. At present, Illumos is the reference platform in the Open ZFS community and despite its ZFS driver having hundreds of features, ZoL is only behind on about 18 of them.”

This Week in HPC: Intel Rolls Haswell into Server Chips and Seagate Folds ClusterStor into Corporate Strategy

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the broad industry impact of the new Haswell server chips for HPC. After that, they take a look Seagate’s integration of ClustStor into the company’s enterprise strategy.

Transferring Data into Cloud Storage Fast and at Scale


Over at the Cycle Computing Blog, Rob Futrick writes that the company is tackling one of the toughest challenges for Cloud HPC — transferring data into cloud storage fast and at scale. The Solution? File and file system parallel uploading using the company’s DataMan software.

Seagate Announces CSS Group and ClusterStor 9000 Storage


Available today, the Seagate ClusterStor 9000 solution, is a fully integrated Lustre-based scale-out solution designed for HPC and Big Data customers.